• Question: haveyou found anything unusual or funny in your work? if yes what are they???

    Asked by ameera0786 to Alex, Josh, Serena, Simone, Stuart on 25 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Stuart Archer

      Stuart Archer answered on 25 Jun 2013:

      Hi, good question!

      When you work in research, you’re doing something new everyday, something that no one has done before a lot of the time! This means that you come across a lot of stuff that’s unusual, in the sense that you didn’t expect it when you started the experiment. Just this morning I looked at a chemical reaction that I thought was going to be simple (A + B —> C), but I actually ended up with 7 different things that could have been ‘C’!

    • Photo: Alexander Munnoch

      Alexander Munnoch answered on 25 Jun 2013:

      I remember doing some SEM imaging (google image it, it looks pretty cool) and came across a stray hair that had gotten into my sample. Was really cool, looked like a shampoo advert!